Ryan Callender’s experience includes serving as bond counsel, counsel to credit enhancers, underwriters, trustees and public issuers in a variety of conventional and capital market public debt financings. Ryan is experienced in general obligation debt, revenue bond debt, tax increment financing, special assessments and certificates of participation. He also has experience with a variety of industrial development revenue bonds, housing revenue bonds, water and sewer revenue bonds, conduit financings and 501(c)(3) bonds.

One of Ryan’s primary areas of focus is in the structuring of water and sewer revenue debt financing. Ryan has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel for a variety of water and/or sewer entities throughout the country.

In addition, Ryan has experience serving as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel for various state revolving funds including serving as bond counsel to the Ohio Water Development Authority for more than US$1 billion of bond and commercial paper issues. Ryan is also an active member of and frequent speaker for the Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities (CIFA).

Ryan is an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and currently serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of Lakeland Community College.
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  • Serving as bond counsel for various public entities across the nation in the structuring of commercial paper programs. 
  • Serving as bond counsel and disclosure counsel for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. 
  • Serving as bond counsel for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer and Water District. 
  • Serving as underwriter’s counsel in the restructuring of the revenue debt of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • Serving a bond counsel for the Fairfax County, Virginia Water Authority. 
  • Serving as underwriter’s counsel for various water revenue bond issuances of the City of Cincinnati. 
  • Representing many Ohio municipalities and school districts in the issuance of bonds and notes. 
  • Serving as bond counsel for a more than US$200 million bond issuance to provide funds for museum construction near the National Mall in the District of Columbia.


  • Cleveland State University, J.D., 1999
  • Miami University, B.A., 1995


  • Ohio, 1999

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